Quick Tip: Dehydrated Skin


If your skin is oily yet flaky and tight (as if it’s dry), you’re skin is dehydrated. Your skin isn’t retaining any moisture.

1. Switch your cleanser to something more gentle. Try using a cream cleanser or a cleansing oil. Your skin won’t feel squeaky clean, but that’s a good thing.

Products worth trying:
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser ($7.19, Target)
» Soap-free cream cleanser leaves a thin layer after washing, but you can’t feel it when your skin is dry. Takes getting used to but after a few weeks you’ll notice more hydrated skin.

MAC Cleanse Off Oil ($31, MAC)
» Great for removing makeup. Oil transforms into a “lotion-type liquid” when it touches water, leaving no residue.

2. Try using a face serum before applying your daily moisturizer. Sometimes face creams can be too heavy and cause breakouts. Face serum is a great alternative.

Products worth trying:
Ava Anderson Night Serum ($29.95, Ava Anderson)
» Organic ingredients and natural antioxidants that protect, hydrate, and smooth skin.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum ($49, Sephora)
» This oil-free serum uses grape water as the main ingredient, which is known for its properties to decrease sensitivity and increase hydration.

3. Use a hydrating mask 2-4 times a week. Hydrating masks are jam packed with ingredients that draw in moisture to nourish your skin.

Products worth trying:
Nature By Canus Moisturizing Clay Mask ($12.17, Amazon)
» Made with goat’s milk, this mask hydrates dry skin while cleansing pores with all natural ingredients.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask ($15.99, Target)
» Clary Sage is highly moisturizing and soothing. It increases your skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Korean Sheet Masks ($15.95, Amazon)
» Also available at your local Korean or Asian grocery stores. They’re usually available for $1-3 each. Each sheet is disposable after one use. They come in a variety of brands and types from collagen boosters to hydrating masks.


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